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Primatology and Archaeology in Belize

Texas State Anthropology Primatology Field School; Texas State University Applied AnthropologyFaculty:
Dr. Christi Conlee, Associate Professor of Anthropology
Dr. Beth Erhart, Associate Professor of Anthropology

Classes met from May 20-24, May 28-31 and June 3 on campus and from June 6-19 in Belize

Course Activities Included:
• Learning about the ancient Maya and go on visits to sites in Belize (Altun Ha, Caracol, Cahal Pech, Xunantunich, and Actun Tunichil Muknal) and Guatemala (Tikal)
• Excursions into the rainforest to learn about rainforest ecology and to observe howler monkey troops
• Students visited local communities to learn about the rainforest conservation methods enacted by Belizeans

For more information, or for details about future Field Schools contact the Study Abroad Office, or

Dr. Christi Conlee
Dr. Beth Erhart